Health workers  inside the ‘red zone’ of an Ebola treatment centre in Butembo earlier this year. Photograph:  John Wessels/AFP via Getty

As the second deadliest Ebola outbreak in the world comes to an end in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, the focus is shifting towards assessi(...)

UK prime minister Boris Johnson. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Three former prime ministers have condemned Boris Johnson’s decision to incorporate the Department for International Development into the Foreign Offi(...)

The world has a technology problem. By that, I mean that we currently lack the technology to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. W

The world has a technology problem. By that, I mean that we currently lack the technology to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. We don’t have a cheap(...)

People  wait at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg on Friday. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

The man behind me in the British Airways queue to board the Johannesburg-Heathrow flight on Saturday evening was shouting. “Stop talking!” he was repe(...)

Dominic Raab speaking outside his Surrey home.  Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Dominic Raab has hit out at Theresa May, suggesting she has failed to stand up to a bullying European Union over the Brexit deal. Mr Raab, who steppe(...)

 Rebecca Dykes, who was murdered in Beirut, Lebanon.  Photograph: PA Wire

A British diplomat who worked at the UK embassy in Beirut has been found dead. The body of Rebecca Dykes was reportedly found on the side of a motorwa(...)

Priti Patel leaves Number 10 Downing Street by the back entrance following her resignation as international development secretary on Wednesday night. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

British prime minister Theresa May has lost her second cabinet minister in a week, after Priti Patel, the international development secretary, was for(...)

Campaigners hold a banner outside the High Court in London. Photograph: PA

Campaigners have lost a high-profile case calling for UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia to be stopped over humanitarian concerns as the high court ruled e(...)

Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon with Britain’s prime minister Theresa May  ahead of their meeting  at a hotel in  Glasgow on Monday. Photograph: Russell Cheyne/AFP/Getty Images

The Scottish parliament is on Tuesday expected to back a second independence referendum for Scotland but Theresa May on Monday said she would not budg(...)

Financial help will go to countries that Britain will need on its side as it seeks to re-establish trading rights at the World Trade Organisation. Photograph: iStock

The United Kingdom is planning to use its international aid budget of £12 billion (€13.3 billion) to win friends among the world’s poorest countries a(...)

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